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Historical Events For July - 23

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

1959  VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls  

1961  On July - 23 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open  

1961  On July - 23 esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75  

1964  On this day in history egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage  

1964  On this day in history jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74  

1965  On this day in history beatles "Help" is released in the UK  

1966  On July - 23 cavern Club in Liverpool reopens  

1966  On July - 23 napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"  

1966  On July - 23 donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60  


1967  43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on July - 23.  

1967  Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit  

1968  On this day in history fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt  

1968  PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on July - 23.  

1968  Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed on this day in history.  

1968  Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on July - 23.  

1969  On July - 23 deli Floyd, writer, dies  

1971  On July - 23 van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60  

1972  On July - 23 eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France  

1972  On July - 23 the first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched  

1973  Ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die on this day in history.  

1973  On July - 23 eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82  

1974  On July - 23 greek military dictatorship collapses  

1974  On this day in history mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90  

1976  On this day in history wings release "Let 'em In"  

1976  On this day in history wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64  

1977  Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history rené de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79  

1978  Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on July - 23.  

1979  E Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31  

1980  Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history river of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0645  Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683) was born on this day in history.  

1301  On this day in history birth of duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339)  

1339  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers)  

1401  Francesco Sfoza, soldier was born on this day in history.  

1503  On this day in history birth of anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547)  

1659  Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1705  Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752) was born on this day in history.  

1734  Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730] was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In July - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0945  Richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies on July - 23.  

1227  Death of Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148) on July - 23.  

1373  Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies on July - 23.  

1403  Death of Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39 on July - 23.  

1531  On July - 23 death of louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers  

1568  Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23 on July - 23.  

1581  On this day in history georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies  

1584  On this day in history death of john Day, English printer (b. 1522)  


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